The work buzzword you need to adopt

Jarrod Sierocki

JMo sits down with Dominic Sherwood for a one-on-one chat about his life and career.

Juanita Wheeler, organiser of TEDxBrisbane. Picture: Tim Marsden

IN a world of work seemingly obsessed with “disruption”, “disrupting” and “disrupters”, workers would do well to understand what the buzzword actually means.

In a nutshell, positive disruption is corporate terminology for changing things up and solving problems from a new perspective.

It is closely linked to another buzzword, innovation.

The most commonly used example of disruption is ride-sharing mobile app Uber, where the creators disrupted the taxi industry by solving the problem of expensive transport and tackling it from a peer-to-peer perspective.

Despite disruption often coming in the form of new technologies, a Randstad survey reveals more than four in five Australians are unconcerned by the idea of technological advances affecting their job in the future.

Technology futurist Shara Evans says it is essential to embrace…

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